Silver Spoons (1982–1987)

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Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do.

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1987 | 1986 | 1985 | 1984 | 1983 | 1982
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Complete series cast summary:
 Ricky Stratton (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
 Kate Summers Stratton / ... (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Joel Higgins ...
 Edward Stratton III (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Franklyn Seales ...
 Dexter Stuffins (71 episodes, 1983-1987)
 Alfonso Spears (67 episodes, 1984-1987)


The story of young Ricky Stratton and his millionaire father, Edward, who lives very much like a young boy himself, in a house filled floor to ceiling with toys. Still, Edward takes raising Ricky seriously, and tries to avoid spoiling him while still letting him enjoy his childhood. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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It's Not Easy Being the Man of the House!


Comedy | Family





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25 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Silver Spoons  »

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The living room train set was powered by compressed air. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Hack-O-Lantern (2012) See more »


Silver Spoons
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Written by Bob Wirth (as Robert Wirth) and Rik Howard
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Charming is the word for it!
25 April 2010 | by (Lewiston, Idaho) – See all my reviews

note: This review is based on the first season as it's the only season currently on DVD.

Prior to this show, Ricky Schroder was known for dramatic roles-like the champ, the earthling and the last flight of Noah's ark. Yet it was this show that made him a household name.

Ricky Stratton(Schroder)is a Rich kid who decides after being in military school-to move in with rather goofy father-Edward Stratton the third(Joel Higgins)who owns a toy factory. His "Living room" is equipped with toys, Video arcade games, a computerized chess set-and a mini-freight train! You could call it "The home version of Coney Island" Even the front door is operated by remote control! Ricky has the face of an angel-but don't let that fool ya-he is a regular kid who gets into situations any kid gets into. He can be obnoxious, devious and even sometimes rude-but Ricky is a real charmer! And has the most infectious smile to ever grace the small screen. It's really hard not to like this kid.

The supporting cast includes Jason Bateman-who plays Ricky's arrogant pal Derek and my favorite John Houseman-who plays Edward Stratton the second the cynical father of Edward the third. Also Erin Gray plays Edward's loyal secretary-who he eventually marries.

Ricky Shrorder is the star of this show! He never gets annoying at all. Though I like him in the films I listed earlier-He really shines here.

The show is set in Long Island-and though they live in a mansion, we only see three or 4 rooms.

This show is really funny-with a few dramatic moments here and there. Some of it maybe cheesy-but that is the real charm of this show-it was made before the more gritty "Reality" sitcoms that came in the 90's.

About the first season DVDS: There are no special features at all-and they crammed it all on 3 discs-unless you have a surround system, it can be hard to hear-because of compression. However, at least they didn't put them on duel sided discs which are worse. There are 22 episodes including the pilot. Not the best in Quality sound or picture wise-but I've seen worse. I do have this to Say to Sony-Bring on the rest of the seasons! This set was released in 2007 and so far the first season's been released. If Sony doesn't want to release them Fine, License another company like Shout factory, MPI or Mill creek to release them.

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